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Nutritional Support

Also called: Artificial feeding, Artificial hydration and nutrition, Hyperalimentation, Parenteral nutrition, TPN, Tube feeding

Summary

Nutritional support is therapy for people who cannot get enough nourishment by eating or drinking. You may need it if you

  • Can't swallow
  • Have problems with your appetite
  • Are severely malnourished
  • Can't absorb nutrients through your digestive system

You receive nutritional support through a needle or catheter placed in your vein or with a feeding tube, which goes into your stomach.

Start Here

  • (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also in
  • (American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition)

Related Issues

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Specifics

  • (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) Also in
  • (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
  • (American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition) Also in

Genetics

  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)

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Clinical Trials

  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)
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Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

Reference Desk

  • (Oley Foundation)

Find an Expert

  • (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Children

  • (Nemours Foundation)
  • (Oley Foundation)

Patient Handouts

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